Townsville City Council presents North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) from 2 July – 1 August 2021. The month-long celebration of artistic, cultural and lifestyle events features The Northern Fringe Festival, Ephemera, Pop-Up North Queensland (PUNQ), and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM).
Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM)
Celebrate Music in the Tropics
Enjoy 10 days of sublime music performances, an exquisite music program curated by Artistic Director Kathryn Stott and 40 of the best Australian musicians in world exclusive combinations.
Enjoy concerts, conversations, masterclasses and more in a wonderfully relaxed, friendly and warm atmosphere.
Ephemera, a much loved and highly anticipated biennial event, is celebrating its 20th year in 2021!
Ephemera is the North’s leading outdoor sculpture festival gaining considerable media coverage and attracting local, national and international visitors. Ephemera is organised by Townsville City Galleries.
Competitive works and curated sculptures will be on display along Townsville’s picturesque 2km beachfront, The Strand, from 17- 25 July 2021.
Northern Fringe Festival
Get your Fringe on!
The Northern Fringe Festival – in the spirit of Fringe Festivals across the globe - is an inclusive and organic and open access festival featuring all forms of art and performance.
It is envisioned that the Northern Fringe Festival will become a welcomed addition to the Australian Fringe Festival scene.
Pop Up North Queensland
disrupt your perception
Pop Up North Queensland (PUNQ) is Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts’ premiere festival of visual and performance art by North Queensland and Australian artists and arts organisations.
PUNQ 2021 features a new site-specific artwork commissions program that will engage audiences with ‘place’ in new and innovative ways. Explore exhibitions, site-specific installations, performances and workshops in galleries, pop-up art spaces and the distinctive North Queensland landscape.